The Press and Journal, “Final send-off for loveable Aberdeen anarchist, punk singer Dod Copland”

By Lindsay Bruce, August 2, 2022

The funeral of Dod ‘ACAB’ Copland – one of Aberdeen’s best known personalities – will take place on Friday, August 5.

The former frontman of punk band Toxik Ephex, popular piper  and ‘weel kent’ city centre busker passed away on Thursday July 28 after a period of illness aged 59.

Gentle soul

A committed anarchist, Dod grew up and spent his life in Northfield with his nine brothers and sisters. And when punk became popular, he embraced it wholeheartedly.

But the man also nicknamed Magic Dod – because he would do tricks and illusions, such as lighting his wallet on fire when he paid for his groceries – was also known for his big heart.

Supporting charities, secret acts of generosity and taking time to talk to everyone he met are just some of the reasons tributes continue to pour in for the eye-liner wearing, ‘gentle soul’.

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